Thursday, May 31, 2012

Buffet Spectacular

Do you ever feel like you bit off more than you can chew?  I felt that way the first time I saw this piece.  Well, actually the second time.  The first time I saw it was at an online auction.  It was a beautiful china cabinet and I could see it redone in all it's glory.  I snagged it for a steal.  I couldn't believe my luck!  Then I went to pick it up.  OH, MY!  It was twice the size I thought it was!  It took three of us to load each piece (top and bottom) into the truck.  No wonder it was such a bargain!


It sat in my garage for a year, waiting for attention.  I passed it daily and dreaded having to paint the massive piece.  I went and bought a spray gun for our compressor, deciding to spray paint it.  It still sat there, waiting for me to figure out where I was going to paint it.  That's when I gave it up.  The top, that is.  Yep, I decided to forgo the china hutch top and just keep the bottom as a buffet.  Sacrilege? Maybe.  Practical?  Definitely.  



I started by stripping and refinishing the top.  That's the stripper doing it's magic on the top.  It's hard to tell, but this baby's 6 feet long!

I gave it two coats of Old White and CeCe Caldwell's Memphis Blue in the insets.  I was anxious to try it out since I can get CeCe's paint locally and have to order ASCP.  I'm happy to report that without the labels, I would not have known the difference!

A little distressing, a coat of clear wax, and some glaze later and voila -

Ok, well this is a "before" and "after" of the glaze!

Now, voila!
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38 comments:

Liz - Imageremix said...

Oh wow! So pretty in blue and creamy white! Reminds me that this morning on my way (in a hurry) I spotted an old console curbside. I couldn't stop for it. Had no time. Was crushed. Had to look away, put pedal to metal and go on. Been wanting one for ages and there it was and the garbage truck was a block away. Waa! You have done well and it's so soft looking. The glaze really does it up right too. Found you at Redoux Interiors.
Liz

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Gorgeous. That top just pops now in contrast with the white. It's such a deep rick stain. I'm sure it'll find a happy home very easily.

Stacey said...

That is very pretty!
I would love if you came by my party to link this up - would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

suzyq said...

This is absolutely beautiful - what a wonderful job
I notice I am always drawn to your pieces from link parties - so
am now your newest follower - would love to have you
follow back!
Hugs,
Suzan

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is a beautiful piece--love your color choices!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, I love it, Cyndi! I'm sure it must have been hard to think of making it "topless", but I think it looks great. I was thinking it might make a nice counter/sale area for a boutique or shop as well as a piece for the home.

Rooms by Ann said...

You did a great job , I love the colors you chose. I would say it was well worth the wait.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this piece turned out so pretty. You did an awesome job on it!

Decor & Harmony said...

She's a beauty! Love the combination of colors!!

Rita said...

so glad to have found your blog today as there's so much inspiration here. your piece looks amazing. you really gave it new life and did marvels with the color combination, waxing and glazing.
rita

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

She's sooo pretty Cyndi! Love the curves and the color combination!I've had the same experience of buying something, then staring it down till I got the courage to tackle it! This one does look big and heavy! But you know I want to see the top. What did you do with it?

Debbiedoo's said...

So so pretty and the color combo is fabulous. Thanks so much for sending a newbie my way. What an awesome support system we have out here in blog land.

Donna Wilkes said...

Don't feel bad about ditching the top - some marriages end in divorce! My favorite part of this piece is the antiquing. The colors are perfect! Came over from Nifty Thrifty.

Distressed Donna Down Home

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I feel like like I bit off more than I can chew ALL the time. Doesn't stop me though! LOL You either I see! Great piece and I think you made the right choice to make it stand alone. So glad that you partied with us at The "Sunday Stop".
Hugs,
Bj

MONICA LIVAS said...

Beautiful color! LOVE it!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Great Job it looks Fabulous! Newest linky follower, I will be back to see more of your talent! Hope to see you visit.

Artsy VaVa said...

That turned out beautiful!!!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Absolutely stunning - so very pretty and really love the color. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

Good Time Charlie said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!!!! I love the colors you chose. Great work. -K

Candy said...

That is gorgeous. Wouldn't it make a great checkout counter?? It's amazing what a little paint can do. GREAT MAKEOVER.

Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. THANKS!!!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Beautiful! I bought a piece on CL that turned out to be a BEAST like this! Not nearly as pretty but HUGE! It sits in my garage now mocking me! thanks for the inspiration. I'm following you now...

andrea@townandprairie said...

Beautiful color scheme! I realy love the top stain.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

cyndi--it's fabulous...huge but oh so pretty.

glaze over wax? :) hmmmm

gail

Stacey said...

Cool! I love what you did with that monster piece of furniture! Very pretty Cyndi! Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Melissa said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful!!!! Perfect choice in colors with the dark top!!

Christine said...

I want to move in your shoppe!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful piece. Love that color blue!

Amy Kinser said...

That is one gorgeous piece of furniture. Great job!

victoriantailor said...

That is beautiful!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is gorgeous! Great job! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job on the dresser. It's gorgeous now!

Dee

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

Beautiful job on the buffet. Love the contrast of the blue doors. Found you at Wow Us Wednesdays and just had to come take a closer look! :) I'm now a Follower! Blessings ~ Judy

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Beautiful! Followed you from Restore Interiors.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What a funny story that you didn't really know what you were getting into! It turned out beautifully. I wish you'd kept the top just so I could see it (curiosity). I bet it was pretty. I think it turned out great! ~Zuni

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

What a beautiful piece. I am going to have to try out CeCe Caldwells paint. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely eye candy! Great colours together :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Stacey said...

That is a beautiful piece! Great makeover as well!
Thanks for sharing - Stacey of Embracing Change

Christa @ Controlling Craziness said...

I'd love to find something this long. I've pinned it as inspiration for my living room. I'll be mentioning this piece on my blog this Friday. Thanks for inspiring me.
Christa from www.controllingcraziness.blogspot.com